Humberside Police

Harry Miller: 'This is a watershed moment for liberty'
Ex-police officer Harry Miller reacts after a court finds Humberside Police's actions against him were "disproportionate".

Police probe into 'transphobic' tweets unlawful

The police response to an ex-officer's allegedly transphobic tweets was unlawful, the High Court has ruled.

Harry Miller
PA Media

Harry Miller, from Lincolnshire, was visited by Humberside Police at work in January last year after a complaint about his tweets.

He was told he had not committed a crime, but it would be recorded as a non-crime "hate incident".

The court found the force's actions were a "disproportionate interference" on his right to freedom of expression.

Speaking after the ruling, Mr Miller said: "This is a watershed moment for liberty - the police were wrong to visit my workplace, wrong to 'check my thinking'."

Officer gets bravery award for cash point theft gang chase

Police had items thrown at them and lasers shone in their eyes by fleeing thieves